The CN Tower
The 553-meter CN Tower, Toronto’s most recognisable landmark, is one of the city’s must-see attractions and also the most difficult to miss. This Canadian icon, which rises above the city, can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.
You may either admire the structure from the ground level or take a journey up to one of the observation platforms or restaurants for spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario. The CN Tower, which was constructed between 1972 and 1976, was originally the world’s highest freestanding structure, although it has since been surpassed.
The Sky Pod, which is 447 metres above the city and offers views of Niagara Falls and New York State on clear days, is the highest viewing platform on the CN Tower. To reach here, you’ll need to use two elevators.
The LookOut level, at 346 metres, with floor-to-ceiling windows and the new Glass Story, which looks down to the original Glass Floor, one floor below, where the Outdoor Sky Terrace is located, is located below this, at the top of the main elevator. The Glass Floor, as its name suggests, provides a bird’s-eye view of the city.
The “Edge Walk” is for those seeking a little more adventure, or perhaps a lot more adventure. At an elevation of 365 metres, this entails a hands-free walk around the outside edge of the main pod on a 1.5-meter-wide ledge. A safety harness and rope are attached to each participant.
The 360 Restaurant, which rotates at 351 metres, offers fine dining and some of the best views in Toronto from any table. 360 is open for lunch and dinner, with complimentary access to the tower’s LookOut and Glass Floor levels for those who dine there.
The best way to explore Toronto is to stay in the city centre, preferably near the CN Tower.